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Which users are using which packages

Post by fholred » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:21 pm

Is there anything out there which will show us which users are using which packages in real time, something similar to open files?

We are using AppV 4.6, any help would be most gratful

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Re: Which users are using which packages

Post by kirk » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:56 pm

Hi,

If you are talking about an App-V Management Server scenario wioth RTSP streaming: No, there is no such direct method.
What you could do is to parse the log file (sft-server.log) or query the App-V database for connection attempts that have nopt been closed. However, this is not exactly 'real-time' but may contain some delay. Also it doesn't cover situations where clients just disconnect from the network.

Why do you want to know that?
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Re: Which users are using which packages

Post by fholred » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:16 am

We are getting a lot of messages regarding .sft files being locked when we are trying to update our packages.

I am right in thinking that (with our setup) the sft file should only be locked when the package is being cached by the user and yet we are sft files locked for long periods of time

just need to find out if it a user that has the sft file locked an issue with the O/S on the server

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Re: Which users are using which packages

Post by packageologist » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:43 am

I don't suppose you have altered the sequencer setting to not append the version number to SFT files? If so, switch it back and then the problem will go away - you won't need to overwrite SFT files to do an upgrade as they'll sit side by side.You will have to clean up the old ones at a later date though!

When using the management server the file is locked and the streaming port kept open even when the app is fully cached unfortunately.

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Re: Which users are using which packages

Post by fholred » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:21 am

By using the setting 'not append the version number' should be able to update and downgrade software packages?

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Re: Which users are using which packages

Post by kirk » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:14 pm

In an App-V native scenario, the SFT files of the server are locked as long as a user uses the application. (This is to avoid that you replace/remove the SFT while a client might need to want to stream some bits from it).
[This by the way is one of the reason why I recommend to work with locally-to-the-Sequencer copies of SFT files and never open them directly from the content share...]


As packageologist said, the 'version numbering' feture of the App-V Sequencer may invlience this; if you have packages with version numbers (xyz_2.sft), you can simply add them as a new version into the management Server Console's Packages node (and potentially even revert them)

This way the client/server will negotiate when to update an older package (cahched on the client) with a newer one
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